The Environment Foundation today relaunched its Environment Guide website www.environmentguide.org.nz.
The site is an online guide to assist individuals, community groups and businesses to more effectively participate in environmental management decision-making processes.
The Foundation has been supported by the NZ Law Foundation and the Environmental Defence Society in preparing the Guide.
“We have now fully updated the site to reflect recent amendments to the Resource Management Act and other environmental legislation,” said Environment Foundation Chair, Raewyn Peart.
“The Guide is written in plain English and is easy to use. It covers a wide range of environmental legislation and processes. For example, we have specific sections on freshwater, biodiversity, air, coastal/marine, landscape and climate change. We also include key sectors such as agriculture, fishing, horticulture and forestry.
“We’ve had terrific feedback on the website. It is widely used by individuals, businesses, community groups and students. It helps people to easily navigate what is becoming increasingly complex environmental law.
“The website is an important part of the Environment Foundation’s activities which focus on providing high quality environmental information and training so that New Zealander’s can participate more effectively in decisions affecting our natural environment. It is important that lay people can have access to environmental laws.
“The Foundation is a charitable entity and we are solely dependent on donors to support our work. We are currently looking for supporters to help fund the ongoing updating and management of the Guide,” concluded Ms Peart.